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COUNTY — The Herald/Review Best of Preps winners will be announced in a video ceremony on Sunday.
5A South Player of the Year Jovany Featherston has committed to play for Wenatchee Valley College. Wenatchee, a community college in Washington, plays in the Northwest Athletic Conference, the largest Community College Athletic Conference in the country.
SIERRA VISTA — Their high school year may not have ended the way they wanted but Dean Leapley and Jasmine Jacquay have their sights set on their futures.
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SIERRA VISTA — The end of the Buena High School boys basketball season didn’t end senior Isaiah Baugh’s career.
REGION — Arizona high schools’ spring championships are still set to take place later this season despite school closures and other consequences stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, but athletic competitions are suspended for two weeks.
BISBEE — Before stepping into the batter’s box for his final at-bat of the Bisbee Pumas’ game against Benson High School Saturday morning, Luke Hammett received a hug from his dad and head coach Todd Hammett in foul territory on the third base side.
SIERRA VISTA — The Buena High School baseball team split their two games in as many days.
RJ Wright has spent most of his life on fairways and greens across the state. His dedication and passion for golf has led him to be one of the top high school golfers in Arizona.
TUCSON — Buena softball rebounded from a tough loss on Monday with a win Tuesday night in Tucson.
SIERRA VISTA — The Buena High School boys volleyball team continued their winning ways in their first home game of the season on Tuesday night, defeating visiting Sahuaro in straight sets.
SIERRA VISTA — Jovoni Borbon waited for his signing day since he walked through the doors of Buena High School. On Monday, his day came.
REGION — Runners, throwers and jumpers have kicked off the dust and are racing their way to the state meet in May.
SIERRA VISTA — Desert View softball came to Sierra Vista and stole a win from Buena Monday evening.
THATCHER — The Bisbee boys golf team played this past Friday and Saturday in the Mt. Graham Invitational in Thatcher.
SIERRA VISTA — Buena High school baseball continued their winning ways Friday night with an 11-4 victory on their home field over Desert View.
SIERRA VISTA — One game up and one win in the books for Buena High School’s softball team. The Colts trounced Walden Grove 20-1 Monday evening in their season debut.
BENSON — Bisbee High School’s golf team participated in their first match of the season Tuesday afternoon at the San Pedro Golf Course in Benson.
SIERRA VISTA — It wasn’t ideal weather conditions for Buena High School’s baseball team’s home opener, but they weathered the storm and beat Walden Grove 5-3 Tuesday afternoon.
Lauren Brown is known for her big bat and when when she steps onto the field, Brown gets this “yes” feeling, like that is where she’s supposed to be.
TUCSON — Buena High School’s baseball team opened their season strong, playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Cowboy Up Baseball Tournament, hosted by Sabino High School.
TOMBSTONE — The Tombstone High School Yellow Jackets’ softball team is off to a slow start this season, dropping their first two games on their home field.
TOMBSTONE — The Tombstone High School baseball team defeated St. David 5-2 on Thursday in their season debut.
The title of state champion is earned and Christian Contreras is proof of that.
BENSON — Momentousness of the accomplishment is slowly beginning to sink in for Clayson Goodwin, now one of two four-time Benson High School Arizona state wrestling champions
PRESCOTT — No. 2 Bisbee High School’s girls basketball team’s season came to an end Saturday afternoon at the hands No. 10 St. Johns in the state quarterfinals.
PRESCOTT — Bisbee High School's girls basketball team held on to defeat Morenci 51-40 and advance to the 2A quarterfinals on Friday night in Prescott.
Sports reporter Alexis Ramanjulu is live tweeting the action tonight as the No. 2 Bisbee girls basketball team takes on No. 15 Morenci. Follow all the action here!
SIERRA VISTA — Buena High School’s boys basketball team used a 20-point fourth quarter to punch their ticket to the state quarterfinals.
SIERRA VISTA — For the first time in head coach Cole Colvin’s tenure, the Buena High School’s girls basketball team is moving on to the state quarterfinals.
SIERRA VISTA — Region recognitions were handed out for the Southern region earlier this week and the Buena High School boys basketball program took multiple spots.
PRESCOTT — The female wrestlers of southeastern Arizona shined at the second annual girls state tournament held this past weekend in Prescott Valley.
BISBEE — No. 3 Thatcher took down No. 2 Bisbee 49-48 Friday night to claim the 2A East Region championship.
SIERRA VISTA — No. 10 Buena High School boys soccer was eliminated from 5A state title contention Thursday night at the hands of No. 23 North Canyon. The Rattlers returned to Phoenix with a 4-3 overtime win and await their opponent in the first round of the playoffs.
SIERRA VISTA — Not all high school football players have the opportunity to stay on the field after graduation, but Buena High School seniors Santantonio Smith and Justice Grant signed their letters of intent Wednesday afternoon to play next fall while continuing their education.
BISBEE — A strong third quarter propelled the Bisbee girls basketball team to a 47-32 victory Wednesday night over the Benson Bobcats to advance to the 2A East region championship game.
For the past four years Lydia Griffith has walked into the locker room with the school’s girls basketball records in her sight.
BISBEE — The Bisbee High School boys basketball team needs a strong 2A East region tournament performance if they want to see the postseason, and they had a good start Tuesday night, defeating Willcox 69-57 to advance to the semifinals.
SIERRA VISTA — Buena High School’s boys soccer team is returning to the playoffs for the second consecutive year.
REGION — Saturday was a packed day of wrestling for local athletes as they competed in sectional tournaments across southern Arizona.
SIERRA VISTA — Buena High School’s girls basketball team sent their seniors off with a thrilling 49-41 win over Ironwood Ridge Friday night in their final regular-season home game.
SIERRA VISTA — A strong third quarter propelled the Buena High School girls basketball team past Ironwood Ridge Friday night.
BISBEE — The Bisbee High School basketball teams enter the postseason on a high note after cruising past San Miguel Thursday night at home.
MARANA — Once wasn’t enough for the Buena High School girls basketball team.
SIERRA VISTA — Buena High School’s boys basketball team watched their three-quarter lead slip away late in the final eight minutes, snapping a 17-game winning streak Tuesday night against Marana.
SIERRA VISTA — It may have taken more game time than Lydia Griffith wanted, but the senior became Buena High School’s all time leading scorer Friday night in a 51-41 win over Nogales in Sierra Vista.
SIERRA VISTA — A three pointer off an inbound made Lydia Griffith Buena High School’s all-time leading scorer for girls basketball Friday night. Griffith was two points away from the former record of 939 entering Friday’s home game against Nogales.
NOGALES, Ariz. — The No. 19 Buena High School boys soccer team stunned No. 8 Nogales Thursday night on the Apaches home turf.
The Tombstone High School wrestlers ended there dual season at Douglas Wednesday night. They lost to Sahuarita 47 to 12 and beat Douglas 48 to 18.